The Sword and the Grail by Andrew Sinclair
Of the Grail and the Templars and a True Discovery of America

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Draws on new archaeological evidence to argue that, years before Columbus, Prince Henry St. Clair of Orkney arrived in North America with the intention of establishing a colony and discusses the role of the Knights Templar in the expedition. 20,000 first printing.
 

About Andrew Sinclair

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Sinclair is a historian, novelist, critic, and filmmaker. He was a founding member of Churchill College, Cambridge, and has taught and traveled widely across the world.
 
Published October 13, 1992 by Crown. 245 pages
Genres: History, Travel. Non-fiction

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In a highly eclectic approach to medieval history, the prolific Sinclair (Spiegel, 1987, etc.) explores links between his ancestors—the St.

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Historian and novelist Sinclair (War Like a Wasp: The Last Decade of the Forties) presents a daunting amount of research to support two controversial theses. First, he postulates that members of the K

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Second, drawing on the Templars' wealth and knowledge, Prince Henry St. Clair, aided by Venetian brothers Antonio and Nicolo Zen, also led an expedition to the New World, founding colonies in Nova Scotia and New England years before Columbus set sail.

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